June 25, 2018

Archives for April 2018

Tribute to Mr. Kirkland Nixon from Cayman Islands Premier

From The Office of The Premier Tribute to Mr. Kirkland Nixon, QFSM, IDSA, MBE, JP It is with great sadness and a profound sense of loss that I acknowledge the passing of Mr. Kirkland Nixon, QFSM, IDSA, MBE, JP, a most special Caymanian, and to me a personal friend and mentor. On behalf of the […]

CayFilm 2018 has been cancelled

From CayFilm We regret to announce that the 2018 CayFilm Cayman International Film Festival has been cancelled. We have had to make this very sad and difficult decision due to the lack of finances needed to properly execute the event. Unfortunately, the funding available for an event of this magnitude rarely ever aligns with the […]

The Editor Speaks: Interesting but unlikely

We have two colleges here in the Cayman Islands – the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) and the International College of the Cayman Islands (ICCI). It is obvious to everyone the two colleges must work together. “Collaboration between ICCI, UCCI and government will be key to any future successful model for higher education, […]

Drake Relays: Cayman Islands’ Kemar Hyman’s brother died the night before his race. He ran in his memory.

By Dargan Southard From Des Moines Register He could’ve chosen not to run given the circumstances, and everyone would’ve understood. The news Kemar Hyman received Friday night, less than 24 hours before his elite 100-meter race at the Drake Relays, is something no one should have to endure. His brother died. More than 1,500 miles away […]

P.M. Chastanet Calls WhatsApp Message: “FAKE NEWS”

By Dean Nestor From The Voice St Lucia PRIME Minister Allen Chastanet and his Senior Chief Communications Officer Nicole McDonald have both dismissed allegations that the Cayman Islands group has demanded that the Ministry of Health hand over the Owen King EU (OKEU) Hospital. The allegations, spread over social media, also allege that the Cayman […]

Caribbean ministers celebrate ECLAC 70th anniversary with focus on holistic approach to development

The 27th session of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC) took place in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia last Friday (27 April 2018) and brought together senior decision makers from across the Caribbean, to address the most pressing issues currently facing the subregion. Recognizing the invaluable contribution made by the Economic Commission for Latin America […]

Regulatory immunity no shield for Options Clearing Corp from accusations some investors got tips on price movement

By Robert Davis CHICAGO — The organization known as the world’s largest equity derivative clearinghouse must yet face a lawsuit accusing it of tipping off certain investors to changes in the price of certain options, as a state appeals panel says such private admissions undermine the protections it might otherwise enjoy under regulatory immunity. In […]

OPINION: A reaction that reeks of no justice for all

By Michael Fahy From Royal Gazette On April 25, the Governor of Bermuda made an announcement that the next Chief Justice of Bermuda would be Narinder Hargun. This after an exhaustive process that began when the post was advertised locally and internationally starting on December 20, 2017 — a day after Chief Justice Ian Kawaley […]

Cayman Islands Library Book Mobile is on the move

From Cayman Islands Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands The Cayman Islands Public Library Service (CIPLS) is using a Book Mobile to bring interesting reading materials to individual seniors, residents of retirement homes, and other adult populations with limited mobility. Outfitted with a small collection of fiction and non-fiction print materials, the Book […]

Cayman Islands HSA celebrates Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

HSA) Laboratory professionals at the Health Services Authority (HSA), as part of initiatives to continuously enhance knowledge, skills, clinical quality and patient diagnosis, are collaborating with their professional colleagues from across the Caribbean and the United States to host the Caribbean Association of Medical Technologists (CASMET’s) Bi-annual Regional Council Meeting and celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals […]